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SERIAL KILLER: Mack Ray Edwards

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True Crime

4.7352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 24 October 2022

⏱️ 36 minutes

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When 8-year-old Stella Nolan went missing in 1953, no one could have known that she was the first in a long list of children that would disappear throughout the 50s and 60s in Los Angeles, California. But despite child after child vanishing, it would take an unexpected twist of fate for anyone to even know there was a monster living in their midst.

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0:00.0

Hi, Crime Junkies. I'm your host, Ashley Flowers, and the story I have for you today is about

0:05.8

a man who shook the city of Los Angeles to its core. Despite operating in plain sight

0:11.7

for almost two decades, it took a twist of fate for his reign of terror to finally come

0:17.3

to an end. But, questions about the full extent of his crimes still remain to this very day.

0:25.1

This is the story of Mac Ray Edwards.

0:55.1

It's the morning of Friday, March 6, 1970, and a man named Sergeant George Rock is on duty

1:06.2

at the Foothill Community Police Station in Pecuemac, California, which is just north

1:10.6

of LA. The Foothill Division is actually part of the LAPD that serves multiple communities

1:16.1

in the North LA area. And it's been a normal day so far. And so when an adult man and a

1:22.0

teenage boy walk in, Sergeant Rock isn't anticipating anything out of the ordinary. But what this

1:28.7

man tells him is anything but normal. He says his name is Mac Ray Edwards, and they're

1:35.2

there to confess to a kidnapping. According to reporting by Lee Dye for the Los Angeles

1:40.6

Times, Mac pulls out a gun, hands it to Sergeant Rock, and says, quote, be careful, it's

1:46.6

loaded. This is no joke. So, the Sergeant takes them back to talk to get a formal statement.

1:52.0

Now, here is the wild part. This is where our source material loses track of the teenage

1:58.0

boy that he's with. There is very little out there about who this kid is. Why is he

2:03.3

with Mac or even what ends up happening to him after this whole ordeal? We know he's

2:08.4

handed over to juvenile police, but after that he kind of just disappears from the story.

2:14.0

And that story that Mac goes on to tell is wild. He says that earlier that morning, like

2:20.8

5.30 a.m., he and this 15 year old boy broke into the home of Mac's old neighbors, the

2:27.0

co-ins. Inside, they found the co-ins three daughters, 14 year old Jan, 13 year old Cindy,

2:33.9

and 12 year old Valerie. Mac and the teenager rounded them up and hurried them into his

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